Great ideas are often seen in retrospect as a moment of eureka passing through the mind, far removed from the reality of months, if not years, of constant tweaking stacks of ink-stained pages. However, as much as pen and paper enables ideation, they lack the means to maximise productivity without the aid of digital devices.
Enter the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G – the ultimate productivity tool with all the novelty of traditional notepads and more. Complete with top-class performance, a super smooth 120Hz refresh rate, and a sweet 7.6-inch infinity Flex Display, this device is the first ever foldable in mobile history to come with S Pen support – perfect for digital innovators like renowned interior designer Alex Lee.
Alex Lee is the founder of Nu Infinity, an award-winning interior design firm, and the Design Seed channel on YouTube, which hosts a library of awe-inspiring design projects across Malaysia going as far back as 2011. Alex recently acquired the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and found it a seamless fit to the flow of his work, here’s what he has to share:
What do you remember about foldables of the past compared to those of the Galaxy Z Series?
My first encounter with them was in the 2000s when they were all the rave mainly for their design and colour variations, but it feels as though anything is possible now with how fast technology evolves. Take site meetings for example. In the past, we had to consolidate requests until we found access to a computer. Today, I’m able to sketch, organise team resources, and make design amendments on-site thanks to the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and S Pen.
What was your initial impression of the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and how has that changed since you started using the device?
It was mainly curiosity and fascination for the first few days of using it. I was lucky enough to try the phone at retailers before purchasing, but owning the device truly allowed me to max out its functions and push the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to perform at its highest level. At present, I use my Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to edit videos for my channel. Not only is it more convenient, but the overall experience has also been really smooth so far.
Which features on the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G do you find most useful for your work and passion projects?
As mentioned, video editing on the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G can be a ton of fun with the Multi-Active Window feature because of the fact that I get to review videos as I’m editing them. The best part about Multi-Active Window is that it also lets me run Zoom meetings, take notes, and have a browser open at the same time while remaining viewable at ease. Another useful feature is the Dual-Camera function which lets me see my own frame when recording on my mobile, so I never have to pace back and forth ever again!
Has the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G changed your mobile preference since becoming a user?
I certainly became very accustomed to the privilege of unfolding into a larger screen. The first week of using the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G showed me a sense of freedom and productivity that I’ve yet to experience on any other mobile device, making work and video editing so much more seamless; partly due to its portability, but surely because of the device’s features and stellar performance. Not to mention, the S Pen integration on the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G just makes sense and has been a crucial factor to why I chose Samsung in the first place.
Lastly, what is your opinion on the mobile designs found in the Galaxy Z Series?
I think the Galaxy Z Series as a whole captured diversity fairly well. The aesthetics of the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, however, is a distinct and elegant touch to my everyday attires, be it corporate or casual. As an interior designer, I’d say the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G obeys the principle of ‘form following function’ closely – meeting the standard expectations of a mobile phone in one form, then unfolding to an entirely new set of functions in the next. As a result, I think owning the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G changed my mobile habits in more ways than I thought possible, especially with the S Pen in hand, I’ve genuinely found no need for additional devices to tackle my work and leisure hours anymore.